The John Franklin Miller Papers consist of personal and military correspondence, business, financial, and legal papers, official
documents, calling cards, clippings and photographs, and some printed matter covering almost forty years, 1848-1886. The bulk
of the material is dated between 1848 and 1865 and deals with Miller's early legal career and his military service during
the Civil War.
John Franklin Miller, the eldest of William and Mary Miller's five children, was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 21,
1831. Young Miller attended a local academy and in 1848 entered the Hatheway Mathematical and Classical School in Chicago.
After a year, he returned to South Bend and studied in the law office of Judge Elisha Egbert. In 1852 Miller received his
LL.B. from the State and National Law School at Ballston Spa, New York.
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